Children's picture books and more in 25 languages. These kits provide parents and caregivers with materials and information to support home language development and cultural identity in the early years.
Each kit contains:
This family literacy initiative is designed primarily to reach new immigrant families with young children. In addition, the My First Language Kits are a valuable resource for more established families interested in maintaining first language use at home. Your First Language: a Precious Gift to Your Child, a one-page handout specially developed and translated for this project, in included in each resource guide. It is based on two solid research bases:
Key outcomes of this initiative include:
Burnaby Public Library gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia, in developing the My First Language Kits.